Excelvan CL720D LED Projector Review
The Excelvan CL720D is an inexpensive projector that produces video quality beyond what you would expect for a protector of its size or price. As a budget projector, it does a great job when used to watch video in a small environment and is a great option for those looking for a projector they can use for presentations in a business setting.
Design and Dimensions
The CL720D is available in black or white. You can select a color that best matches that the core design of your home or office. Priced at under $200, this projector is perfect for use in a home theater or in an office. It allows you to watch movies and video games on a large screen. It has a high performance projection engine, leading to a reliable and clear image. Since this is an LED projector, you benefit from having colorful and bright images and smooth video playback.
- Package Contents: 1 x Projector, 1 x Remote Controller, 1 x Adapter, 1 x AV Cable, 1 x VGA Cable, 1 x Fuse, 1 x Lens Cloth, 1 x User Manual
- Product Size (L x W x H): 32.0 x 25.5 x 11.5 cm / 12.6 x 10.0 x 4.5 inches
- Product Weight: 3.3 kg
The CL720D has a number of input ports. As a result, it can be connected to a range of devices. It has the traditional ports, including VGA, HDMI, USB, and AV. You are able to connect a wide range of devices to this projector quite easily. A unique feature of this projector is the fact that it has ports that allow you to connect the satellite TV as well as digital TV signals. Watching videos, seeing PowerPoint displays, or listening to music is simple. The projector supports a number of file formats. The projector can be connected to smartphones, media players, laptops, game consoles, USB devices, antennas, and more.
- Inputs: 2x HDMI, Audio In, Audio Out, Y/Pb/Pr Composite, 2xUSB
This is not a smart projector. There is not a built-in operating system. Depending on how you are accustomed to using projectors, you may see this as a positive thing or negative thing. Some people feel that projectors with operating systems can be buggy and can have a lot of lag. The lack of an operating system may be one of the reasons why the projector is so inexpensive
This projector has a brightness of 3000 lm. It has a 2000: 1 contrast ratio. This means that when an image is projected with ambient light, you will be able to see the image, but it may be slightly washed out. When the image is projected in a dark room, it is bright and clear. You can project the image onto a screen, or you can project it onto a plain white wall and still get a decent image.
- 3000 lumen with 2000:1 contrast ratio for clear, sharp images
- 720p with 1080P support delivers high picture quality
- Long LED lamp life up to 50,000 hour.
- Lamp Power: 150W
You can place the projector about six and a half feet away from the screen to get a 60 inch image. At 13 feet away, you will get a 120 inch display, but at this point you will start to see some degradation of the image. The ideal distance from the projector to the screen should be between 6.5 and 10 feet.
- Image Scale: 4:3, 16:9
- Image Size: 72 – 200 inch
Keystone and Lens Focus
Setting up the projector is easy. You can manually focus the lens to improve the clarity of the image. On the back of the projector, there is a keystone knob that allows you to correct the trapezoid effect of the image. This gives you some flexibility on where you can place the projector in comparison to the location where the image is being projected.
- Lens : Manual Focus
Since this is a budget projector, it does not come equipped with a number of additional features. It includes the following:
- A built-in 5 W x2 speaker
- The ability to watch 3D movies with blue and red glasses
Overall, this is a solid projector. It is not designed to produce 4K images and extreme clarity that will blow you out of the the water. However, it is a great option if you are looking to get your feet wet and buy an inexpensive projector that gets the job done without breaking the bank.
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